How many calories do you burn with Hot Yoga?

Someone weighing 180 lbs burns approximately 429 kilocalories per hour with Hot Yoga. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn with Hot Yoga or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

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Burned calories (KCAL)
with Hot Yoga


Hot Yoga is a form of yoga as exercise performed under hot and humid conditions, resulting in considerable sweating. Hot yoga helps to prepare the body for movement. Many people think Hot Yoga is the same as Bikram Yoga. This is not true. Bikram is a type of Hot Yoga but there are many more Hot Yoga classes.

Theoretically you can perform any type of yoga in hot conditions and call it Hot Yoga. Hot Yoga can burn around 500 calories per hour. Cause all the variety between hot yoga styles, the caloric burn can vary a lot.


Usually, performing yoga can help you burn around 100 to 600 calories in an hour, depending on the style, the pose, and the person. All Yoga styles are very different in their intensity and pace.

Hatha Yoga - Hatha is a very basic style of yoga taught at a slow pace. This is often the type of yoga used in beginner’s class. Hatha Yoga burns from about 180 to 220 calories per hour.

Bikram Yoga - Bikram Yoga, a type of Hot Yoga, is a physical type of Yoga where you do your yoga exercises in a temperature around 100 Fahrenheit. In a typical Bikram Yoga class you will do the same 26 Hatha Yoga positions in common order. Bikram yoga burns from about 350 to 450 calories per hour.

Ashtanga Yoga - Ashtanga yoga is a very intense and athletic form of yoga. Therefore it is a very good way to help you burn down some calories. With Ashtanga Yoga You will probably burn around twice as much as you will with Iyengar Yoga. Ashtanga yoga burns from about 250 to 350 calories per hour.

Vinyasa Yoga Vinyasa Yoga is a very dynamic way of practicing yoga and is one the most popular types at the moment. Vinyasa Yoga is also known as Flow Yoga. You will flow from one posture to the other. Vinyase yoga one of the types of yoga which will burn the most calories. Vinyasa yoga burns from about 400 to 500 calories per hour.

Hot Yoga Yoga performed in a very warm and humid room is called Hot Yoga. There are different types of Hot Yoga classes. During a standard class of Hot Yoga, the room is heated to approximately 105 F (40 C). The hot temperatures makes Hot Yoga an extreme intense type oy Yoga.

Iyengar Yoga Ivengar Yoga is a very popular type of Yoga, introduced by the Indian B.K.S. Iyengar. In a standard Iyengar Yoga class you will perform a variety of postures while controlling the breath, all at a very slow pace. Although it is not the most intense type of Yoga, you will definitely get a workout. If you are a beginner with Yoga, or If you have an injury, Iyengar is the best type of Yoga for you. Iyenga yoga burns from about 160 to 200 calories per hour.

Calories burned with Yoga (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 min. 30 min. 45 min. 60 min.
Ashtanga Yoga 4 86 171 257 343
Bikram Yoga 5 107 214 321 429
Hatha Yoga 2.5 54 107 161 214
Hot Yoga 5 107 214 321 429
Iyengar Yoga 2.3 49 99 148 197
Power Yoga 4.2 90 180 270 360
Vinyasa Yoga 5.5 118 236 354 472
Yoga 3.1 66 133 199 266

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned with Hot Yoga?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Hot Yoga. The MET value of Hot Yoga = 5. We multiply the MET value with the person\'s body weight in kilogram. Then we multiply this with 0.0175 and the duration in minutes.

A person weighs: 180 lbs
MET value of Hot Yoga: 5
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Hot Yoga for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180/2.20462) * 5 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 214

30 minutes of Hot Yoga burns 214 kcal.